Congregational Life

Health and Wellness Ministry Resources

Health Ministry Team, Trinity Lutheran Church, Butler, PA (Patty Davidson, Health and Wellness Ministry Coordinator for SWPA Synod, and Pastor Joel Benson on far right).

For Health and Wellness Ministry Resources, download the document below:

Areas of Responsibility

The Congregational Life Committee is responsible for equipping and enabling congregations in the areas of
  • worship
  • witness/evangelism
  • Christian education
  • spirituality
  • family life
  • congregational social ministry

Report to the 2018 Synod Assembly

The Committee on Congregational Life is currently seeking to gather and share congregational projects and best practices that are life giving within the life of congregations of our synod. To that end, we have met with representatives from education ministries and worship ministries. We will try to continue serving the congregations of the synod with some of the great ideas bubbling up out of our congregations.

We would like to thank St. Andrew Lutheran in Shadyside, Faith Lutheran in White Oak, Lutheran Seniorlife, the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh and FaithInkubators, the Mid-Mon Valley Lutheran Parish, and St. John Lutheran in Carnegie for their contributions to our ministry.

Respectfully submitted,

The Rev. Peter D. Asplin, Assistant to the Bishop

Committee Members

Chairperson: (vacancy)
Secretary: Pastor Allyn K. Itterly
Synod Council Representative:  Sarah Lundie
Clergy:  Pastor Michael Robinson
Laypersons:  Rachelle Fritz; Dorothy Zaffuto

Resource Person: Jacob (Jake) Zaffuto
Synod Staff Liaison:  The Rev. Peter D. Asplin, Assistant to the Bishop